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When does it become mandatory to switch to SSD?

Hello everyone,
I am using HDD for a long time, most of my friends are using SSD and insist me to use SSD instead of my HDD. I wonder why is it necessary to switch to SSD. I have no big calculations work on my laptop. Just a casual use laptop
Thanks in advance

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It's never mandatory.

But it makes boot and starting a program much faster. Other advantages:
- it uses less power (important for a laptop when it's not connected to the mains)
- there is no need to run a regular defrag on the disk

It doesn't make any difference for small or large calculations.

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No major difference

It means that there is no major difference except speed and less power consumption. Then i should not waste my money Wink
Thank you

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Never and Always

It is never "mandatory." It is ALWAYS advisable, because there is nothing you can do to a PC that will speed it up as much as replacing the system HDD with an SSD.

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